Trafalgar hammer seven-man Seamer to clinch title

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Trafalgar’s 26-0 home win against a depleted Seamer outfit confirmed them as champions of the Scarborough News Sunday League, while Cayton Corointhians secured promtion from division three with a 4-1 win at rivals Whitby Wanderers.

Division one

Trafalgar 26 (Dove 9, L Salt 6, Thomas 5, Craig 2, Hegarty, Sheader pen, Exley, B Salt) Seamer 0

Traf secured the division one title on goal difference thanks to their 26-0 hammering of seven-man Seamer.

Player-boss Liam Salt, who smashed in six goals, was proud of his players’ efforts throughout the season.

“It has been a great all-round effort from the lads to win the league, and when you add in the North Riding Cup final win it has been a superb season as we have won the two biggest competitions.

“We lost our second game of the season against Filey Flyers, so to come back from that and still win the league is a great achievement, maybe it woke us up a bit to lose that early in the campaign.

“We have had plenty of goals from the strikers, Chris Dove, myself, Nick Hegarty and Neil Thomas, but the likes of Dean Craig have also netted plenty of goals, the whole team have played their part in this double success.

“We were also in the finals of the Senior and Sunday FA Cups but were ejected for having ineligible players, but the main focus for us was winning the league and the North Riding Cup.”

Salt added: “When you add in the fact that our reserves also won the second division championship it has been an excellent season for the club, especially considering we almost had to pull them out of the league near the start of the season due to a lack of players.”

Against Seamer, who have struggled for players in recent weeks, Chris Dove led the way with nine goals, Liam Salt netting six and Neil Thomas five, with others coming from Dean Craig (2), Ben Salt, Sean Exley, Nick Hegarty and an Alex Sheader penalty.

Newlands 6 (R Cooper 2, Delve 2, Cappleman, Luntley) West Pier 0

Newlands’ victory at home to Pier in a replay of last week’s Senior Cup final proved to be insufficient to overhaul Traf in the title battle.

Newlands chief Joe Hakings was unhappy that Traf’s crucial game against Seamer was only against a seven-man team.

“This has been a competitive division all season and then Traf win it on goal difference thanks to a game against just seven players, it makes a mockery of the league title race. This game and the one when they hammered a depleted Strongwood side 27-0 swung the title in their direction as we had a superior goal difference to them before those two matches. I think if you are playing against seven or eight-man teams near the end of the season then it should be a play-off if you are tied on points and not goal difference.”

Hakings’ troops gained some revenge for last Sunday’s 3-1 final loss and will now switch their focus to their two remaining cup finals, the Sunday FA Cup against itis itis on Thursday May 16 and the Kenward Cup against Rhys Howell’s Klosters on Sunday May 19.

Ryan Cooper and Luke Delve scored twice against Pier, with Ben Luntley and Lee Cappleman also scoring

Division two

Trafalgar Reserves 1 Shakespeare 3 (Williamson 2, Hawkes)

Runners-up Shakespeare claimed revenge for last weekend’s defeat thanks to a double from man of the match Tom Williamson.

The hosts, who secured the title in the previous meeting, were missing several key players and found it hard to contend with Williamson, a goal from Robbie Hawkes completing the win for Col Jenkinson’s side, who secured promotion to the top flight last month.

itis itis 9 (M Oldroyd 3, JP Watson 2, L Chambers 2, Henderson, Wood) Ayton 0

Man of the match JP Watson smacked in a double as itis itis hammered Ayton.

Mark Oldroyd scored a hat-trick in his final game for the hosts, while another player signing off with a goal was Gav Wood. Luke Chambers’ brace and a goal from defender Lloyd Henderson completed the scoring for the home side.

Division three

Whitby Wanderers 1 (Keys) Cayton Corinthians 4 (Holden 2, Collins, Blake).

Cayton rubber-stamped their promotion to division two with this hard-earned win at Whitby

Super-sub Sam Blake was man of the match for John Best’s troops, his storming header was the pick of the goals, capping a brilliant individual display.

Harry Holden’s double and a Danny collins strike completed the scoring for McCain Cup-winners Cayton.

Best’s team are now one point behind leaders Filey Flyers Reserves, with both sides playing their final matches next Sunday, the leaders are at Newlands Reserves while Cayton travel to basement club Castle.

Newlands Reserves 2 (Hannam, Mackenzie-Fenwick) Scarborough Sports 8 (Silkstone 3, Wilkinson 2, R Curtis 2, Mahoney)

Despite only having seven men, goals from Chris Hannam and Thomas Mackenzie-Fenwick saw Newlands Reserves hold a 2-1 lead at half-time against Sports.

The visitors roared into life after the break and a hat-trick from Dreek Silkstone, and doubles from Dave Wilkinson and Rich Curtis saw Tony Walker’s team home, the pick of the goals being a curling 40-yard shot by Sam Mahoney.

Man of the match for Sports was centre-back Brad Easton.

Walker praised Newlands for their efforts, especially in the first half.